List of Shorebirds

Bird enthusiasts often think that shorebirds are those birds walking along our coastline on sandy beaches or river estuaries. In fact, shorebirds occur everywhere and we can find them even in the most extreme places on Earth. If we are in the High Andes, or along the chilling rivers of the Himalayas, down to the extreme south in the Antarctic, shorebirds can be found everywhere. Some of them are even non-water dependant, and living in desert-like habitats or savannas.

I think it is better to leave behind the rather boring dispute over using the term ‘shorebirds‘ or ‘waders‘. Whatever we call them, here is the complete list of shorebird.

    1. Common Buttonquail
    2. Red-backed Buttonquail
    3. Hottentot Buttonquail
    4. Black-rumped Buttonquail
    5. Yellow-legged Buttonquail
    6. Spotted Buttonquail
    7. Barred Buttonquail
    8. Madagascan Buttonquail
    9. Black-breasted Buttonquail
    10. Chestnut-backed Buttonquail
    11. Buff-breasted Buttonquail
    12. Painted Buttonquail
    13. Worcester’s Buttonquail
    14. Sumba Buttonquail
    15. Red-chested Buttonquail
    16. Little Buttonquail
    17. Quail-plover
    18. Eurasian Stone-curlew
    19. Indian Stone-curlew
    20. Senegal Thick-knee
    21. Water Thick-knee
    22. Spotted Thick-knee
    23. Double-striped Thick-knee
    24. Peruvian Thick-knee
    25. Bush Stone-curlew
    26. Great Stone-curlew
    27. Beach Stone-curlew
    28. Snowy Sheathbill
    29. Black-faced Sheathbill
    30. Magellanic Plover
    31. Magellanic Oystercatcher
    32. Blackish Oystercatcher
    33. Black Oystercatcher
    34. American Oystercatcher
    35. African Oystercatcher
    36. Eurasian Oystercatcher
    37. South Island Oystercatcher
    38. Pied Oystercatcher
    39. Variable Oystercatcher
    40. Chatham Oystercatcher
    41. Sooty Oystercatcher
    42. Crab-plover
    43. Ibisbill
    44. Black-winged Stilt
    45. White-headed Stilt
    46. Black-necked Stilt
    47. White-backed Stilt
    48. Black Stilt
    49. Banded Stilt
    50. Pied Avocet
    51. American Avocet
    52. Red-necked Avocet
    53. Andean Avocet
    54. Northern Lapwing
    55. Long-toed Lapwing
    56. Blacksmith Lapwing
    57. Spur-winged Lapwing
    58. River Lapwing
    59. Black-headed Lapwing
    60. Yellow-wattled Lapwing
    61. White-crowned Lapwing
    62. Senegal Lapwing
    63. Black-winged Lapwing
    64. Crowned Lapwing
    65. African Wattled Lapwing
    66. Spot-breasted Lapwing
    67. Brown-chested Lapwing
    68. Grey-headed Lapwing
    69. Red-wattled Lapwing
    70. Banded Lapwing
    71. Masked Lapwing
    72. Sociable Lapwing
    73. White-tailed Lapwing
    74. Southern Lapwing
    75. Andean Lapwing
    76. Red-kneed Dotterel
    77. Inland Dotterel
    78. Wrybill
    79. European Golden Plover
    80. Pacific Golden Plover
    81. American Golden Plover
    82. Grey Plover
    83. New Zealand Plover
    84. Common Ringed Plover
    85. Semipalmated Plover
    86. Long-billed Plover
    87. Little Ringed Plover
    88. Wilson’s Plover
    89. Killdeer
    90. Piping Plover
    91. Madagascan Plover
    92. Kittlitz’s Plover
    93. St. Helena Plover
    94. Three-banded Plover
    95. Forbes’s Plover
    96. White-fronted Plover
    97. Kentish Plover
    98. Snowy Plover
    99. Javan Plover
    100. Red-capped Plover
    101. Malaysian Plover
    102. Chestnut-banded Plover
    103. Collared Plover
    104. Puna Plover
    105. Two-banded Plover
    106. Double-banded Plover
    107. Lesser Sand Plover
    108. Greater Sand Plover
    109. Caspian Plover
    110. Oriental Plover
    111. Eurasian Dotterel
    112. Rufous-chested Plover
    113. Mountain Plover
    114. Hooded Dotterel
    115. Shore Dotterel
    116. Black-fronted Dotterel
    117. Tawny-throated Dotterel
    118. Diademed Sandpiper-Plover
    119. Pied Plover
    120. Egyptian Plover
    121. Greater Painted-snipe
    122. Australian Painted-snipe
    123. South American Painted-snipe
    124. Lesser Jacana
    125. African Jacana
    126. Madagascan Jacana
    127. Comb-crested Jacana
    128. Pheasant-tailed Jacana
    129. Bronze-winged Jacana
    130. Northern Jacana
    131. Wattled Jacana
    132. Plains-wanderer
    133. Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe
    134. White-bellied Seedsnipe
    135. Grey-breasted Seedsnipe
    136. Least Seedsnipe
    137. Eurasian Woodcock
    138. Amami Woodcock
    139. Javan Woodcock
    140. New Guinea Woodcock
    141. Bukidnon Woodcock
    142. Sulawesi Woodcock
    143. Moluccan Woodcock
    144. American Woodcock
    145. Chatham Snipe
    146. Snares Snipe
    147. Subantarctic Snipe
    148. Jack Snipe
    149. Solitary Snipe
    150. Latham’s Snipe
    151. Wood Snipe
    152. Pin-tailed Snipe
    153. Swinhoe’s Snipe
    154. African Snipe
    155. Madagascan Snipe
    156. Great Snipe
    157. Common Snipe
    158. Wilson’s Snipe
    159. South American Snipe
    160. Puna Snipe
    161. Noble Snipe
    162. Giant Snipe
    163. Fuegian Snipe
    164. Jameson’s Snipe
    165. Imperial Snipe
    166. Short-billed Dowitcher
    167. Long-billed Dowitcher
    168. Asian Dowitcher
    169. Black-tailed Godwit
    170. Hudsonian Godwit
    171. Bar-tailed Godwit
    172. Marbled Godwit
    173. Little Curlew
    174. Whimbrel
    175. Bristle-thighed Curlew
    176. Slender-billed Curlew
    177. Eurasian Curlew
    178. Far Eastern Curlew
    179. Long-billed Curlew
    180. Upland Sandpiper
    181. Spotted Redshank
    182. Common Redshank
    183. Marsh Sandpiper
    184. Common Greenshank
    185. Nordmann’s Greenshank
    186. Greater Yellowlegs
    187. Lesser Yellowlegs
    188. Green Sandpiper
    189. Solitary Sandpiper
    190. Wood Sandpiper
    191. Grey-tailed Tattler
    192. Wandering Tattler
    193. Willet
    194. Terek Sandpiper
    195. Common Sandpiper
    196. Spotted Sandpiper
    197. Tuamotu Sandpiper
    198. Ruddy Turnstone
    199. Black Turnstone
    200. Surfbird
    201. Great Knot
    202. Red Knot
    203. Sanderling
    204. Semipalmated Sandpiper
    205. Western Sandpiper
    206. Red-necked Stint
    207. Little Stint
    208. Temminck’s Stint
    209. Long-toed Stint
    210. Least Sandpiper
    211. White-rumped Sandpiper
    212. Baird’s Sandpiper
    213. Pectoral Sandpiper
    214. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
    215. Curlew Sandpiper
    216. Purple Sandpiper
    217. Rock Sandpiper
    218. Dunlin
    219. Stilt Sandpiper
    220. Spoon-billed Sandpiper
    221. Broad-billed Sandpiper
    222. Buff-breasted Sandpiper
    223. Ruff
    224. Wilson’s Phalarope
    225. Red-necked Phalarope
    226. Red Phalarope
    227. Cream-colored Courser
    228. Somali Courser
    229. Burchell’s Courser
    230. Temminck’s Courser
    231. Indian Courser
    232. Double-banded Courser
    233. Three-banded Courser
    234. Bronze-winged Courser
    235. Jerdon’s Courser
    236. Australian Pratincole
    237. Collared Pratincole
    238. Oriental Pratincole
    239. Black-winged Pratincole
    240. Madagascan Pratincole
    241. Rock Pratincole
    242. Grey Pratincole
    243. Small Pratincole
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